Entries in Dr. Seuss (2)


Seven 'Lost' Dr. Seuss Stories to Be Published

Gene Lester/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If you'd like to read a book in a nook, a new book with a new hook that uses cool words like zook, then take a seat and put up your feet, because a new Dr. Seuss treat is coming. How neat!

Seven lost stories by the beloved children's author will hit bookshelves on Sept. 27.

The tales, full of whimsical new characters such as a gluttonous duck named McKluck as well as Dr. Seuss' signature rhyming style, will be bundled together in a book called The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories.

"The stories are complete and satisfying. They are not at all second-class citizens," Cathy Goldsmith, vice president and associate publishing director of Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group, told Publishers Weekly.

The Bippolo Seed will feature Dr. Seuss' original illustrations, but enlarged and with added color.

The stories were first published in Redbook in 1950 and 1951 during a period when the author frequently wrote short stories for magazines.

"These were not stories that were found in a drawer after his death," Dr. Seuss afficionado Charles Cohen told Publisher's Weekly. "Ted Geisel felt very strongly about them."

Cohen discovered the stories while researching some of Dr. Seuss' early work. He purchased the magazines on eBay for a few dollars apiece. Random House told Publisher's Weekly that Cohen first pitched them the idea of turning Dr. Seuss' magazine stories into a hardcover book 11 or 12 years ago.

During that time, however, several Seuss milestones got in the way. Cohen helped the publisher celebrate the author's 100th birthday, known as the "Seussentennial". He also penned introductions to several of Dr. Seuss' books that were celebrating their 50th anniversaries.

Random House and Cohen did not respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.

Theodor Seuss Geisel died in 1991, leaving behind a legacy of 44 children's books, which he wrote and illustrated. Dr. Seuss' books have been translated into 15 languages and have sold more than 200 million copies.

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First Lady Serves Up Some 'Green Eggs and Ham' to Kids

Photo Courtesy - Leigh Vogel/ WireImage for NEA(WASHINGTON) -- The 107th birthday of beloved children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was celebrated Wednesday as part of the new Read Across America campaign sponsored by the National Education Association.

First lady Michelle Obama was on hand with a host of celebrities to kick off the event at the Library of Congress.  Mrs. Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan took turns reading Dr. Seuss' famous book, Green Eggs and Ham, to children gathered for the festivities.

The first lady told the kids, "The president reads so much.  He knows all of the facts."

Others reading to kids included actresses Jessica Alba and Bridget Moynahan, model/fashion designer Camila Alves, reality TV star Adrienne Maloof and Super Bowl champion Donald Driver.

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